Wednesday, March 28, 4 p.m.
Mahler Auditorium, Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Russell R. Pate, “Policies for Promotion of Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention in Youth”
Russell Pate is a Professor in the Department of Exercise Science in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He is an exercise physiologist with interests in the health implications of physical activity and physical fitness in
children. He has published more than 230 scholarly papers and has authored or edited three books. He heads a research team that currently is supported by three grants from the NIH. He led the development of the recommendation on Physical Activity and Public Health of the CDC and the American College of Sports Medicine (1995) and served on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (2003-04), the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (2007-08), and an Institute of Medicine panel that developed guidelines on prevention of childhood obesity. He currently chairs the coordinating committee for the National Physical Activity Plan. 3 points